Social care

New online tool to search and compare local care providers

A new online tool allowing users to search and compare care homes and residential or nursing home providers is now available on NHS Choices. Providers can include key information about themselves, including photographs of rooms, pictures of staff along with … Read more → – New online tool to search and compare local care providers

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Personal health budgets report and DVD

A fourth interim evaluation report on the Department of Health’s pilot scheme for personal health budgets is now available. ‘Early experience of budget holders’ contains key insights for GPs – such as how patients expected their budget to lead to … Read more → – Personal health budgets report and DVD

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Carer support report

A new report from the Evaluation of the National Carers’ Strategy Demonstrator Sites Programme explores the work of 25 DH-funded projects that provided carers with breaks, health checks and better NHS support. The ‘New Approaches to Supporting Carers’ Health and … Read more → – Carer support report

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Dementia campaign launched

A national advertising campaign, launched in early November, is aimed at encouraging more people to seek an early diagnosis of dementia. The campaign targets the family and friends of people at risk of dementia, as they are likely to be … Read more → – Dementia campaign launched

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Social care reform: engagement exercise

The Department of Health has entered an engagement period with people who use care and support services – carers, local councils, care providers and the voluntary sector – to discuss priorities for improving the care and support system. Caring for … Read more → – Social care reform: engagement exercise

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